Fork, knife and paddle ...

Join us in the early evening for a Snake River whitewater trip and pause for a unique dining experience at Mad River's exclusive river-access-only dinner camp overlooking the two largest rapids in the canyon. You can only get there by raft, so let us show you the finest dining in Jackson Hole. This trip has paddling and non-paddling positions available.

Sample menu items include but are not limited to: Curry Crusted Utah Steelhead Trout, Grilled Bavette Steak with Horseradish Cream, Cornmeal Crusted Catfish w/ Spicy Red Pepper Remoulade, BBQ Brined Boneless Chicken Thigh, Red Pepper and Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits, Currant and Farro "Ragout", Honey Glazed Heirloom Carrots, Balsamic Grilled Asparagus, Chefs Southern New Potato Salad, Blanched Green Beans w/ Slow Caramelized Cipollini Onions & Toasted Marcona Almonds, Bay Leaf & Chili Braised Idaho Corn On The Cob w/ Herb Butter, and Mixed Berry Cobbler.

**During highwater conditions, our age minimums may change! Highwater can happen in May, June and even sometimes extend into July. Call our office to double check your child's eligibility to raft!**


This trip has a meal served at Mad River's river riverside camp in the Snake River Canyon. The menu includes a wild game brat or hamburger, pasta salad, potato salad, corn on the cob, garlic bread and a dutch oven cobbler for dessert. Hot and cold beverages are available. Vegetarian needs may be accommodated with advanced notice.

People come from all over the world to experience our river. Join us on the 8-Mile Whitewater and you'll see why the Snake River is such an unforgettable place. We welcome everyone from first timers to return rafters on this trip. So whether you're a newcomer, it's been 30 years, or you're a seasoned river rat, come experience the most unique dining Jackson has to offer.

This trip launches from West Table Boat Ramp in the Snake River Canyon and winds its way south toward Alpine, WY. You'll travel 8 river miles from start to finish where there are about 8 sets of rapids, ranging from class I and II to class III. Various river features will be encountered, such as Million Dollar Fishing Hole, Gauging Straights and Bailing Straights. Your guides will inform you on the history of the area as well as the local flora and fauna. In the middle of the trip we'll pause just after Gauging Straights at Mad River's exclusive river access at Blind Canyon - overlooking the two largest rapids in the canyon for a unique dining experience. At the end of your meal, you will hit the water once again to finish out your whitewater experience with the biggest rapids in the canyon right off the bat.

The Snake River Canyon is rich in geological history and your guide will point out some of the features that make this canyon unique. You may see river otters, osprey and bald eagles on your trip. A lucky few might even catch a glimpse of a mountain goat, a mule deer, an elk or even a grizzly or black bear.


This trip requires check-in 30 minutes prior to launch time. The check-in location is at the Mad River office located at 1255 S HWY 89, just 2 miles south of town. Transportation from the Mad River Boat house to the river and back is provided on every Mad River trip. Complimentary pick up is available at most Jackson and Teton Village locations.


This trip features our standard size raft. This raft is an AIRE inflatable, self-bailing, 18'3" raft. It seats 16 people but we average 10 to 12 guests per boat. There are non-paddling and paddling positions in this raft.

The Classic 8-Mile Whitewater with All-American Cookout Recommended for foodies age six and older...

TRIP TIME: 4 HRS (door to door)

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CANCELLATIONS OR CHANGES:There is a 48-hour cancellation policy on this trip. For groups of 10 or more, there is a 72-hour cancellation policy.

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